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Florida Office of the State Attorney Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "Good Start to a career in public service"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start if you want to pursue a career in law of criminal justice. You get the opportunity to learn about the law and meet great people. The opportunity to be involved in the community, and the opportunity received once you offer your time ans assistance

    Cons

    Salary don't match cost of living. The micromanaging is a but overwhelming sometimes and makes it a little claustrophobic. There's a lot of stress if you not a person built to sustain stress it will be difficult.


  2. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vaction pay, holidays, hard workers

    Cons

    Low wages, no voice from management to back up its support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be a voice for your staff don't use politics as a means to lay off people who dedicated many years of hard work and commitment to the agency. Don't use the election as a podium to give jobs to the people who voted you in , have compassion for your dedicated workers, as they too have families and sending a letter during Christmas that had little to no formality on what was pure severance left all perplexed as to their own state of justice.!! just leaves a bitter taste in the pit of your stomach🤔🤔

  3. "Employee Concerns"

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    Current Employee - Prosecution Support Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Prosecution Support Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and have the opportunity to go back to school (tuition paid)

    Cons

    No cohesiveness between management and staff. Everyone treated the same across the board regardless of job roles/duties. Management too lax...too much favortism.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to the concerns and issues of their employees. Building morale and team building strategies.


  4. "If you have limited options."

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    Current Employee - Ops in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Ops in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. From 8-5 Monday-Friday, you pick when you work. But really, that's about it. I guess it's indoors. You can take lunch but you won't get paid for it.

    Cons

    As OPS, you don't interact with people and are treated like a low-wage peon. Which you are. Wage is minimum, no opportunity for advancement. It's pretty depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees every now and then. Make sure they're breathing.


  5. "Okay place to work."

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Secretary in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fighting the good fight. Knowing you are making a difference.

    Cons

    Pay was not too great.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    Pros

    Gain trial experience. Unlimited research.

    Cons

    Amount of work. I worked all the time.

    Advice to Management

    More Attorneys


  7. "Good training."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The court room experience and the benefits are the best things about working there. You get some training, and fly by the seat of your pants on what you don't get trained on. Either way, you learn. Health insurance is also free (for attorneys).

    Cons

    Salary is very low for an attorney, especially if you have law school loans. You may also end up working long hours on the evenings and weekends before trials. The salary really doesn't make up for it. You don't get monetary compensation for doing a good job or for being ambitious. If you're the ambitious kind who wants to make money, this is a good place for a 2-year "internship."

    Advice to Management

    Managers are attorneys who were good trial attorneys. These "managers" need more management training. Employee relations are not their forte.

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Excellent trial experience and growth

    Cons

    Salaries and promotions are limited


  9. "Legal assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Office of the State Attorney full-time

    Pros

    Benefits good. Will not pay out health ins if you decline it. Close to home

    Cons

    Sweat shop, low pay, constant criticism from management.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  10. "Great starter job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great way to get courtroom experience out of law school, always interesting

    Cons

    Low salaries, Very political - have to worry about job every 4 years when SA is up for re-election.


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